Someone reading this feels worthless, unworthy, and like you are the root of everyone’s problems. You wonder why you were even born and how you alone could have made such a mess. You just wish you could numb the pain and fix all the issues. At this point, you wonder why am I even still living. Doesn’t God know I’m just taking up space.
Lately, I’ve been running into more and more people who find themselves feeling this way. Maybe you’ve suffered a painful event. Maybe, you’ve done something you feel even God can’t forgive. Maybe you just can’t shake the feelings that everything is your fault. Here are three things God wants you to know.
#1 YOU ARE NOT AN ACCIDENT. Whether planned or not planned by man, you are not an accident. God knit you together in your mother’s womb, scheduled your day of birth, and created you for a purpose. Nothing you have ever done or will do can change that reality.
#2 YOU ARE PRICELESS. God didn’t just create you, but He sent His only son Jesus to die for you. Even knowing that we’re all sinners and fall short each day. Jesus stepped down from Heaven and went to that cross because He believes you’re worth it. God does not love us based on performance, but He always sees us as His prize creation. Never doubt God’s love and the fact He is absolutely crazy about you.
#3 YOU ARE GONNA BE ALRIGHT. When you find yourself in a dark place it can be extremely difficult to see the light. Life is full of seasons, some of which we wish would never come. But, through every valley and mountain top experience God promises to always be there. When your strength is gone, He will carry you. When you’ve created a train wreck, He will use it all for His good and glory. And, even when you feel things are so out of control, God is still in control.
Truth is, all of us have our moments. All of us make our share of mistakes. But, God’s grace is sufficient. God’s love is constant. And, God specializes in taking hopeless causes like me places otherwise impossible. So, don’t forget you are not an accident, you are priceless, and you are gonna be alright.
(Ephesians 3:18)(NLT) And may you have the power to understand, as all God’s people should, how wide, how long, how high, and how deep his love is.
*Join Pastor Craig Crosby @ Refuge Church every Sunday 10:30am @ the Colleton Rec Center. Come as you are, but expect to leave encouraged.